Post # 1
So my Fiance and I were talking about favors last night and we really want to do something edible. Since I’m a teacher and he’s an engineer, we thought we could use molds for a chocolate apple and a chocolate grenade and put them together in a box.
Does anyone have any advice on where to buy the chocolate in bulk to melt and tips on actually making them?
Post # 3
Try using google to search for candy molds in your desired shapes. Here’s a link to one of the first hits I found when I searched for apple:
Grenades may be harder to come by, though 😉
There are 2 routes to take in actually using the molds. You can either use candy melts/chocolate bark or you can use real chocolate. Candy melts and chocolate bark are easier to work with. They have additives that make them easy to melt smoothly and harden with a glossy finish. But they don’t taste quite as delicious as real chocolate. For tips on using candy melts, check out http://www.bakerella.com. Wilton makes candy melts that you can buy a Michael’s (and use 40% and 50% off coupons for). Merckens and Guittard also make candy melts. I’m guessing you could order some of these in bulk online. Most grocery stores carry chocolate bark. The Wilton website probably also has tips for using candy melts.
If you go the real chocolate route, you should use actual chocolate, not chocolate chips, which have additives that cause them to melt at a higher temp. You’ll need to temper the chocolate before you pour it into the molds. Tempering helps the crystal structure to realign correctly when melted chocolate hardens back to a solid. Basically, you melt 2/3 – 3/4 of your chocolate to a certain temperature, which depends on the type of chocolate (ie milk vs dark). Once the melted chocolate reaches the correct temperature, you add the remaining chocolate to “seed” your melted chocolate. If you don’t temper the melted chocolate, it may resoldify with a grainy texture or a dull/whitish finish. If you google “temper chocolate” you’ll find lots of links to instructions about how to do this. I’m guessing you can also buy chocolate in bulk online. I get mine in bulk at a regional upscale grocery store where I live. Are there Cost Plus World Markets in Maryland? They usually carry bulk chunks of Ghirardelli chocolate. We don’t have Trader Joes, but I’m guessing they would carry bulk chocolate as well. Good luck!
Post # 4
I did this. I searched online and bought 3 airplane candy molds. My advice is to get as many molds as you can because once your chocolate is ready you don’t want to have to stop and wait. I bought 3 molds that made 8 planes each. I went to Hobby Lobby and bought a chocolate bottle that is similiar to a condiments bottle but it is microwaveable safe. I also bought my chocolate there because it was on sale. I made 200 airplanes and it didn’t take long at all to do. Very simple just follow the directions on the candy package. I made mine 3 months ago and put them in ziplock bags. My wedding is in 3 weeks and I tasted one last night to see if they were still fresh and they were.
Post # 5
Where did you store the chocolate after you made them and let them sit for 3 months? Did you put them in the freezer??
Post # 6
Apparently other people LOVE the idea of chocolate ammo!
Post # 7
WOOHOO I found them for you!!!
They are for ice cubes but I’m sure you can do the chocolate in them!
Post # 8
Sorry for all the posts!
But I found these – bulk chcolate melts for the candy. Also I know Walmart, AC Moore, Michaels, and other craft stores sell the chocolate melts by the pound(s).
Post # 9
who would of thought there would be so many!